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West End shows

The history of central London has been inextricably linked to that of West End shows for hundreds of years. From the opening of the first West End venue in Drury Lane in 1663, locals and visitors to the burgeoning capital have sought out London theatre tickets in their thousands, flocking in their droves to London to be entertained and enthralled by the various West End shows on offer.

The London theatre tradition has continued to go from strength to strength over the years, and today the West End is the largest theatre district in the world. West End shows attract many major international stars to perform in productions night after night.

No other city can boast the same variety and quality of theatrical performances as London’s West End. From the world-class London musicals it is perhaps most famous for, to its gripping plays and dramas, hilarious comedies and jaw-dropping dance productions and operas there are on offer, West End shows’ enduring popularity as a global cultural attraction has stood the test of time for centuries. A ringing endorsement of all the West End has to offer, there truly is something for everyone.


The experience of attending West End shows

As the official website of the theatre industry in the capital, Official London Theatre strives to provide a complete resource for anyone looking to enhance their experience of West End shows.

Run by the not-for-profit organisation Society of London Theatre, we work directly with London theatre owners and producers to grant you exclusive access to their spectacular productions, with all profits going back into the future of the industry.

Updated on a daily basis with comprehensive listings, theatre news, cast and crew interviews and special features, our site is a one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to discover London shows. We also give you the very best options and tips for acquiring London theatre tickets.

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What’s more, thanks to our simple online ticket booking system, it’s easier than ever to get London theatre tickets for your favourite productions. It really couldn’t be simpler to buy seats for the hottest West End shows.

So if you want to experience the very best in London West End theatre or visiting London’s Theatreland, we can give you the information you need to ensure you don’t miss out on anything that this richly diverse cultural hotspot can offer you.

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.